PHE releases ‘Return on Investment’ tool for sexual and reproductive health outcomes

Posted 10 June 2020

Date: 10 Jun 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

Public Health England (PHE) has released a tool to calculate the return on investment for sexual and reproductive health interventions for young people under the age of 25 in the UK.

The tool aims to help public health commissioners to measure the effectiveness of interventions specific to their location.

The tool models for a total of 8 public health interventions, including distribution of condoms, provision of emergency contraception and distribution of extra contraceptives with emergency contraception.
We sat on the advisory group and have fed in to the development of the tool, ensuring that evidence regarding cost benefits of SRH was utilised wherever possible within the parameters of the tool’s modelling.

The tool adds to existing evidence that sexual and reproductive health interventions are highly cost-effective, with the provision of extra contraception along with oral emergency contraception having a return on investment ratio of £15.6 for every £1 spent.
You can download the tool, and read the accompanying PHE briefing, here.